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Thang Do

Research Fellow, ANU Grand Challenge Program on Zero Carbon Energy for Asia Pacific



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Dr Thang Nam Do is a research fellow at the Grand Challenge Program on Zero Carbon Energy for Asia Pacific, Australian National University.

Before joining the ANU, he worked with the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as Deputy Director General of International Cooperation, Deputy Director of Environmental Science Institute, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Operational Focal Point, Chair of Association of Southeast Nations Association (ASEAN) Working Group on Climate Change, and national focal point of: ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities, Clean Technology Fund, and Water Environment Partnership for Asia (WEPA).

He has led research projects on water environmental management for river basins, reviewing environmental economic instruments for revision of the Law on Environmental Protection 2014, assessing environmental co-benefits of climate change mitigation policy, pollution damage and national park valuation. In addition, he has acted as a resource person for various regional and national environmental policy issues, including water environmental management and sustainable cities.

Research interests

Decarbonising policies for Greater Mekong Subregion, water and environment governance, sustainable cities, multilateral environmental agreements, and ecosystem based climate resilience.


Co-founding signatory of Geneva Actions on Global Human Water Security Fund,, and the Food Energy Environment Water Network

Senior Advisor for World Bank project “Vietnam’s Water Governance”, Global Environment Facility (GEF) 6th Assembly, GEF/ADB project “Mainstreaming Climate Resilience and Environmental Protection for Green Secondary Cities Development”, GCF/IUCN proposal on Building Climate Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems in Asia, and IGES/ASEAN Sustainable Development Goal’s Forerunning Cities Program.

Director of: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) study on water environment management of river basins in Vietnam, ASEAN-Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) project on ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Model Cities, Strengthening Environmental Capacity for Vietnam Project (Counterpart: Japan Ministry of Environment/Environmental Management Technology, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre-OECC); Developing Solid Waste Management visions for Vietnam (Counterpart: Japan National Institute of Environmental Studies); Vietnam-Korean project on soil and ground water remediation-VEA/MONRE.

Chief investigator of Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA-IDRC)’s project: Impacts of Dykes on Wetland Values in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: A Case Study in the Plain of Reeds,

Principal of Research Consulting Group on Environment and Development in Viet Nam.

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